The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor

ISBN: 0471177504
ISBN 13: 9780471177500
By: Robert G. Hagstrom Peter S. Lynch

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The Warren Buffett Way offers investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett. Tracing Warren Buffett's career from the beginning, Robert G. Hagstrom, Jr., tells us exactly how, starting with an initial investment of only $100, Buffett built a business empire worth $19.4 billion. Offers a close-up look at Buffett's highly successful investment theories and strategies; identifies the types of businesses Buffett now finds most attractive, and which ones he avoids; and based on the author's ten-year monitoring of Buffett's numerous shrewd investments and ventures.

Reader's Thoughts


I found the book to be interesting at points. I had to skim throught the information about the companies Buffet owns becuase I was primarily interested in his investment philosophy. The biggest thing I took from the book is that to ignore the short term changes in the market and focus on the underlying value of the businesses you invest in.

mohamed mostfa

يقدم الكتاب الطريقه الامثل للتعامل فى بورصات الأسهم وهى التى استطاع من خلالها وارن بافيت تحقيق ارباح قدرها 42 مليار دولارويمكن تلخيص تلك الطريق فى تحديد الشركات شديدة التميز ذات التاريخ الطويل فى تحقيق الارباح والتى تديرها ادارات قويه ومتميزه وانتظار تدهور اسعار اسهم تلك الشركات مع الهبوط الشديد فى الأسواق وعندئذ يتم شرائها ... ثم الانتظار لبضعة سنوات لحين ارتفاع البورصه وعندئذ يتم البيع وفى ذلك الحين تكون قيمة الاسهم تضاعفت عدة مراتالكتاب جيد وانصح بقرائته لكل من يفكر فى التعامل فى بورصات الاسهممن الجدير بالذكر ان وارن بافت هو صاحب اكبر ثروه تم تكوينها من البورصه عبر التاريخكتبت هذا التعليق بعد اطلاعى على الطبعه العربيه من الكتاب المسماه ( الاستثمار فى الاسهم على طريقة وورن بفت) ... من ترجمة مروان ابو جيب وهى الطبعه الأولى وصدرت عن مكتبة العبيكان فى عام 2007 ميلاديه

Jeanne Daly

Even though this is an older book I thought it would be interesting to read about Warren Buffett and his investment strategies but I found it rather disjointed and not helpful at all. For me, this book did not flow very well and was challenging to slog through. I have so much respect for Warren Buffett and the success he has achieved but this particular book did nothing for me on any level.


Don't bother. I expected better from the practitioner who wrote this, Robert Hagstrom of Legg Mason Capital Management, but in its audio version it's dry, simplistic, and badly read by someone who gears his pace toward eighth graders. That's probably the best audience for this book. All others, especially anyone who has even a passing familiarity with Buffet, should skip this and read "The Essays of Warren Buffett" or Berkshire Hathaway's annual reports instead.


A nice introduction to investing in general and to Warren Buffett. A brief and interesting biography, a rundown of The Intelligent Investor and other influences on Buffett, an analysis of Buffett's investments (I can see why he's the best), and a summery of some of Thinking Fast and Slow.

Murray Henderson

Fascinating.Clearly, Robert G. Hagstrom Jr.has a great respect for his subject and well he might. Warren Buffett is a man focused on the job in hand that of making money from his investments. Over the decades Buffett has proved himself to be the world's shrewdest investor and has made himself and his fellow investors VERY rich. When Hagstrom lays out the process in this book it appears worryingly straightforward - find a quality brand with few competitors in an industry you understand, look at the return on capital then buy the shares and let the good management have the time to prove their worth. It is that simple and yet few of us ever achieve financial security. Why not ? Perhaps that is the next book waiting to be written ? Anyway, if you are looking for a fascinating insight into how the 'Old Man of Omaha' operates, this book is a pretty good start.


If you fancy yourself an investor (or a speculator), you should read this book. The principles are timeless, the methods work and the anecdotes about Buffett are fascinating! Today, Coke announced a huge increase in their earnings. They remain a great company and Buffett just made a few more gazillion dollars! Read it.


If you want to read this book without reading this WHOLE book, I heartily suggest reading the intros and the last chapter. I wish I had done that. Instead, I waded into subjects that were perilously over my head. However, I am convinced that Warren Buffett is a subtly brilliant, definitely humble man worth studying. Here are a few of his tenets: You are buying a business, not just a stock, so know your the business before investing in it. Make sure the manager is discerning. Buy at a discount and hold onto that baby for 10 years or more. :)You know it's bad when an English major's review is this short but look at my subject matter? Treading water. . .

Fung Fui

This was my first book about Warren Buffett and I fell in love with his business sense straight away and never looked back.If someone says "There are so many books about Warren Buffett in the market, which one is the best?", I would recommend this without hesitation. Hagstrom explained Buffett's investing approach in very layman terms and it is fun to read.It helped me to understand Buffett's philosophy of "Buying a stocks is like buying a piece of ownership in a business". With such an idea instill into my mind, I am making more money in stocks now than ever.If I were to read The Intelligent Investor first, surely I will lose my interest in value investing because it is so difficult to understand. Thankfully, The Warren Buffett Way helped me in understanding preliminary level of value-investing before advancing to Benjamin Graham's teaching.


If reading Benjamin Graham's Intellegent Investor is heavy, then this is your best alternative to learn from his best pupil and one of the richest people in the world: Warren Buffet. This book is very well written and lays out the important pillars to look at when considering a fundamental investment in money market equities.

Bjorn Hardarson

Took me two years to start reading this book, finally I read it at the same time I read a Damn right on the other person behind Warren Buffet "Damn Right" good book about how Buffet chooses a company to invest in

Amethyst Mahoney

This was a pretty good book. It was surprising to me that the things I have said and done in the stock market all of these years are what Warren Buffet teaches! Guess I should put a little more time and energy into that. :-)


I enjoyed this quick and to-the-point read. It is far better than the current Best Seller Tap Dancing to Work garbage. Read this for a simple overviewTap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012

Kaloyan Drenski

A must-read for everyone interested in investments, and particularly the Warren Buffett's way of doing it. The book uses real data from Berkshire Hathaway annual reports over the years, plus detailed explanations by the author, that even a rookie could understand. I believe this book is a good starting point for everyone interested in business thinking and analysis.It points out the fundamentals, while studying the Buffett's way of thinking, shaped over the years.

Robert Henrich

This was a decent overview of the author's thoughts on Buffett's career and processes, but it provided no real insight outside of analyzing his moves through well known quotes and anecdotes. The book is almost voyeuristic in that the author had no actual contact with Buffett or anyone in his circle, but was obsessed with every move he made, even admitting to having a dedicated file for newspaper clippings about Buffett. After the book was written, Buffett met the author; I bet Buffett had bodyguards to protect him from this adoring fan. In the end, the author admits that he tried to replicate Buffet's methodology and achieved limited success. He blames this on the changing market, which I get, but I felt like that was a bit of a cop out after 200+ pages of trying to prove that Buffett's approach was timeless.

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